Keyword: Robert LaPenta

  • Catholic Boy training before his fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar

    Catholic Boy Works at Tampa Bay Downs

    Trainer Jonathan Thomas shipped the homebred son of More Than Ready to the oval in Oldsmar, Fla. to breeze Jan. 27 in preparation for his 3-year-old debut in the Feb. 10 Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3).

  • Catholic Boy draws clear in the Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Catholic Boy Relishes Switch to Dirt in Remsen

    Catholic Boy, a More Than Ready 2-year-old colt trained by Jonathan Thomas for Robert LaPenta, turned on his engine in the stretch and motored away to a decisive 4 3/4-length score in the Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 2

  • Catholic Boy training on the Del Mar main track ahead of the Breeders' Cup

    Catholic Boy to Try Dirt in Remsen

    Catholic Boy is still growing and developing, so without a big turf target late in the year, his connections are going to find out if he is a dirt horse in the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2) Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Limousine Liberal works over Keeneland's main track Sept. 30

    Fan Favorite Limousine Liberal Heads Phoenix

    Keeneland's Fall Stars weekend kicks off with the $250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (G2), a 'Win and You're In' event for the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1). Headliners include Limousine Liberal and Whitmore.

  • Tapwrit will be evaluated at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington

    Tapwrit to Rood & Riddle With Foot Injury

    Tapwrit, the 2017 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) winner, has been sent to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital after he emerged from the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) with a foot injury.

  • Zito Looking to Recapture Glory Days

    The once ubiquitous Nick Zito has not been as prominent in recent years, but he still has hopes of finding the types of young horses he used to pick out at the sales on a regular basis. To him it was all about finding classic-type horses.

  • Victor Espinoza and American Pharoah

    Espinoza Back for More in Kentucky Derby

    "It's going to be hard," Espinoza said of tackling the Run for the Roses on Whitmore. "But you never know. As long as I have a horse in the race, I always think I can win the Kentucky Derby."

  • Delightful Joy comes home strong to win the Monmouth Oaks.

    Delightful Joy Wins Stakes Debut at Monmouth

    Delightful Joy brought smiles to the faces of her connections in her stakes debut on Saturday, Aug. 22, using a powerful stretch run to score a clear victory in the $100,000 Monmouth Oaks (gr. III) at Monmouth Park.

  • March comes up the inside to nip Cinco Charlie in the Woody Stephens.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-62xphRw">Order This Photo</a>

    March Wins Woody Stephens by a Nose

    Robert LaPenta's March won a hard-fought battle by a slim nose in the $500,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II), the first of nine graded stakes on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) day under card.

  • Far Right turned in his final work for the Kentucky Derby April 24 at Churchill Downs, going four furlongs in :49 flat.

    Far Right Focused in Final Derby Move

    Robert LaPenta and Harry Rosenblum's Far Right was focused in his final work for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) April 24 at Churchill Downs, going four furlongs in :49 flat.

  • Jeranimo rolls home to win his third San Gabriel Stakes.

    Jeranimo, Bejarano Keep San Gabriel Streaks

    Eight-year-old warrior Jeranimo became the first horse to win the San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) three times when he cut loose his patented stretch run to score by 1 1/4 lengths Jan. 4 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Trainer Chad Brown has Pleuven and Request in the Dania Beach Stakes.

    Brown Enters Pleuven, Request in Dania Beach

    Trainer Chad Brown will saddle two promising juveniles in Plueven, a two-time stakes winner in France making his U.S. debut, and impressive first-out winner Request in the Dania Beach Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 21 at Gulfstream.

  • Jeranimo flies home to win the Eddie Read.

    Jeranimo Jumps in Late to Capture Eddie Read

    Late-running Jeranimo returned to his best form with a perfect setup in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT), soaring through the stretch under a confident Rafael Bejarano to win going away on the turf July 20 at Del Mar.

  • Easter Gift charges home to win the Mountainview Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2548606518&k=QxSBwLJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Easter Gift, Tightend Touchdown Win at Penn

    Robert LaPenta's Easter Gift took the $250,000 Mountainview Handicap on dirt while Mr. Amore Stable's Tightend Touchdown scorched the grass in his victory in the $150,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Handicap June 1.

  • Starformer won The Very One Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths on Feb 16.

    Starformer Tops Orchid Line-Up

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Starformer seeks her second straight stakes score at Gulfstream Park March 30, going up against nine others in the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the undercard of the Florida Derby (gr. I).

  • The Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale.

    Fasig-Tipton Sale Average, Median Up

    Fasig-Tipton's Florida Sale at Palm Meadows Training Center in Boynton Beach, Fla., featured plenty of highlights throughout the one-day auction including double-digit gains in average and median.

  • Jackson Bend

    Jackson Bend Won't Stand in 2013

    Jackson Bend, a multiple grade I winner who was retired from racing in October, will not stand his first season at stud in 2013 after it was determined that he would require more time to recover from a training accident.

  • Jackson Bend

    Jackson Bend Retired, to Stand at Journeyman

    Multiple grade I winner Jackson Bend, who raced for Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito and owners Robert LaPenta and Fred Brei of Jacks or Better Farm, has been retired to stand for $5,000 at Journeyman Stud in 2013.

  • Easter's Gift wins the Smarty Jones Stakes.

    Easter Gift Wraps Up Victory in Smarty Jones

    Robert LaPenta's 3-year-old colt Easter Gift proved best in the Sept. 3 Smarty Jones Stakes (gr. III) at Parx Racing when he drew off in the final furlong to win the mile-and-70 yard contest in the slop.

  • The Little Horse That Could

    'The little horse that could,' as Jackson Bend has affectionately come to be known, will start July 20 in the $100,000 James Marvin Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga Race Course